The University Pathways Program (UPP) has been making remarkable headway in 2015 with more than seventy Year 9 and 10 students participating in over three intakes.
The students attended workshops at NAB, Allens, JBWere and Myer which focussed on strengthening and developing networking skills, conversational skills and looking the part in a work environment. The UPP was also able to tour Melbourne University, which gave the students a valuable insight to the possibilities after their secondary education.
“Sharing the knowledge, experience and personal wisdom from so many people was a great way for us to do some self-reflection and (made us) think about the futures ahead of us,” said UPP participant Liang Xue.
Participants were also provided with the opportunity to interact with current Doxa cadets, alumni and supporters at a special dinner during their stay. We were even lucky enough to have Sandy Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Newsboys Foundation, come along and meet some of the students. Newsboys were the primary funder of the UPP pilot and we are extremely grateful to Sandy and the organisation for their tremendous ongoing support.